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Bible Quotes: God's Word on Heart Issues

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THE HEART OF THE MATTER  God used the word "heart(s)" in the Bible (KJV) 867 times. Much of His Word is instruction about the care and keeping of our hearts. He tells us, "Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life." (Proverb 4:23).  Also, His promises are for peace, love, hope, forgiveness...heart issues. Below is a sampling of Bible passages related to having a healthy heart for Jesus..

GOD'S WORD ON.... BIBLE VERSES ON HEART ISSUES

Heart Over Physical

Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones.

2 Corinthians 4:16 [ Seeing the Invisible ] Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

God Expresses Emotions

1 Kings 11:9 So the LORD became angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned from the LORD God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,

Hosea 11:8 8 How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I set you like Zeboiim? My heart churns within Me; My sympathy is stirred.

Jeremiah 2:11:13 11 Has a nation changed its gods, Which are not gods? But My people have changed their Glory For what does not profit. 12 Be astonished, O heavens, at this, And be horribly afraid; Be very desolate, says the LORD.

Isaiah 53:10-11 10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. 11 He shall see the labor of His soul,and be satisfied.

Mark 8:3838 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.

Relationship with God

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

Galations 4:6-7 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!" 7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ

Mark 12:33 And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

Proverbs 23:17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day.

Psalm 62:8 Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.

Psalm 13:5 But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.

Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Psalm 27:8 When You said, 'Seek My face,' My heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek."

Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.<.p>

1 Kings 3:6 And Solomon said: "You have shown great mercy to Your servant David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; You have continued this great kindness for him, and You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day."

Exodus 28:30 And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim, and they shall be over Aaron's heart when he goes in before the LORD. So Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel over his heart before the LORD continually.

Luke 24:32 And they said to one another, "Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us." John 16:22

Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also

Ezekiel 36:26 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

Matthew 5:8  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Psalm 84:2 2 My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the LORD. my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Proverbs 3:3 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false.

5 He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior.

Psalm 84:2 2 My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

1 Samuel 10:9 So it was, when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, that God gave him another heart; and all those signs came to pass that day.

Deuteronomy 4:9 Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren

Exodus 35:21 Then everyone came whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, and they brought the LORD's offering for the work of the tabernacle of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments.

Emotions/Broken Hearts

1 Chronicles 16:10 Glory in His holy name;Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!

Psalm 34:1 18 The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

John 14:27 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Proverbs 12:25 "25 Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.

1 Peter 5:6 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Psalm 109:22 For I am poor and needy,And my heart is wounded within me

Hebrews 10:22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

We All Fall Short: Our sinning heart without Jesus.

Mark 7:20-22 He went on: "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean.' 21For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.' "

Jeremiah 17:9 9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

Luke 6:45 45 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.

Genesis 6:5 5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Exodus 4:21 And the LORD said to Moses, "When you go back to Egypt, see that you do all those wonders before Pharaoh which I have put in your hand. But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go.

Luke 6:45 45The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.

Numbers 15:39 And you shall have the tassel, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the LORD and do them, and that you may not follow the harlotry to which your own heart and your own eyes are inclined.

2 Chronicles:36:13 13 And he also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear an oath by God; but he stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to the LORD God of Israel. Jeremiah 6:6 6 Why then do you harden your hearts as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? When He did mighty things among them, did they not let the people go, that they might depart?

2 Chronicles 12:14 And he did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek the LORD.

Galatians 1:7,8 7Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature[a]will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

His Instruction/Promises

James 5:8 8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Psalm 12:6 8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

Psalm 24:3-5 3 Who may ascend the hill of the LORD ? Who may stand in his holy place?

4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false.

5 He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior.

Deuteronomy 4:9 Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren

Deuteronomy 5:29 Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!

Deuteronomy 6:6 And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.

1 Chronicles 28:9 As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.

Psalm 40:8 I delight to do Your will, O my God,And Your law is within my heart.

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;

Proverbs 24:17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;Ecclesiastes 7:25 I applied my heart to know, To search and seek out wisdom and the reason of things,To know the wickedness of folly, Even of foolishness and madness.

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For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.
                        2 Chronicles 16:9


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